Wondering what to read this summer? We have a few suggestions.
Once you've gotten your nose out of Fifty Shades, volume 3, or managed a few chapters of War and Peace, revel in summer reading with our perfect picks. Visit Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1994 (you should have bought that crack house when you had a chance), read about Marilyn Monroe deconstructed by a feminist historian for the 50th anniversary of her death, follow Swedish chef Marcus Samulsson’s trajectory from Ethiopian orphan to Harlem restaurant success, and lust after New England lobster in Lobster Shacks (road trip optional, summer is all about dreaming, after all) or for some pure escapism, check out our fiction lists. Accompany platypus Albert of Adelaide across Australia, solve a mystery in Saudi Arabia in Kingdom of Strangers, feel the earth slow with The Age of Miracles, wonder about going missing with Gone, Girl, visit ninth-century China (My Fair Concubine) and go far far away reading Stephen King’s fantastical The Wind Through the Keyhole.